Mario Power Tennis

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
80
3.8
Wii
68
3.6
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Description

Mario and friends appear in another tennis game. Each character has their own special power move. All the characters can use slices, topspins, flat shots, and lobs. There are many different modes such as exhibition, tournament, and special games. The tournament mode consists of standard courts, the rules are the same as regular tennis, and gimmick courts, the rules are the same except with special conditions. The exhibition mode contains standard and gimmick along with ring shot and item mode. In ring shot, players must hit the ball through rings to score points. In item mode, players can use items similar to Mario Kart.

The special games include modes like Artist on the Court (players use paint balls to color a mural on a wall), Terror Tennis (players keep ghosts from escaping their portraits by hitting the portraits), Chain-Chomp Challenge (players must feed their Chomps tennis balls while trying not to knock Bob-ombs at the Chomps), Gooper Blooper Volley (players keep volleying the ball to the Blooper for a specified amount of times), and others. Players can win more modes and players by finishing tournaments.

Screenshots

Mario Power Tennis GameCube Title screen
Mario Power Tennis Wii Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "马里奥网球" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Mario Tennis GC" -- Japanese title
  • "マリオテニスGC" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

NintendoWorldReport Wii Mar 12, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Fragland.net GameCube Apr 11, 2005 84.5 out of 100 84
Game Revolution Wii May 27, 2009 B+ 83
Game Revolution GameCube Nov, 2004 B+ 83
GameSpy GameCube Nov 11, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Official Nintendo Magazine Wii Mar 05, 2009 77 out of 100 77
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 14, 2009 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Hardcore Gamer Magazine Wii Mar 08, 2009 3 out of 5 60
AusGamers Wii Mar 13, 2009 6 out of 10 60
IGN Wii Mar 10, 2009 5.8 out of 10 58

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The GameCube version of Mario Power Tennis appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #8 GameCube Game of the Year

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